FAQs

Oil Tank Removal Cost NJ

Do You Have Questions About Oil Tank Removal Services In NJ?

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General Questions

Can you fax me a proposal to save time and speed up the process?

Can I pay with a credit card?

Will my lawn be damaged from field equipment?

Do I need to pay for everything up front?

Underground & Aboveground Storage Tanks

I think there’s an underground oil tank in my yard, but I’m not sure where.  Can Entech help me locate it?

How much will it cost to remove my oil tank?

Is it better to remove an underground tank or abandon it in place?

How long does a tank removal and installation take?

After my tank is removed, what happens to the hole left behind?

Where can an aboveground storage tank be placed?

Are there different sizes of aboveground storage tanks?

Do I need to be home during the removal or installation of my oil tank?

Will my sidewalk/driveway/retaining wall/deck be damaged?

Who determines if my tank is leaking?

My tank leaked.  Now what do I do?

Do you remove the tank from my property or do I need to dispose of it?

If Entech removes the tank and it leaks, what does Entech do?

Can you transfer oil from one tank to another?

Insurance

Who contacts my insurance company?

How do I know if my homeowner’s policy covers a leaking tank?

Grants

Who is eligible for a grant?

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Call The Entech Group, Inc at 800-571-8661 today.

General Info:

Q. Can you fax me a proposal to save time and speed up the process?

A. Yes, we are able to send client proposals through fax, email or first class mail.  Please let us know which method you prefer.

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Q. Can I pay with a credit card?

A. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

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Q. Will my lawn be damaged from field equipment?

A. While Entech will take proper precautions to minimize damages to your yard, some disturbance cannot be avoided.  It mainly depends on how far into the property our equipment needs to travel and weather conditions.

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Q. Do I need to pay for everything up front?

A. No.  We ask for a 50% retainer upon submitting your signed contract and the remaining balance after work has been completed.  The retainer must be received before Entech, if responsible, can obtain local municipal permits for your project.

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UST/AST Info:

Q. I think there’s an underground oil tank in my yard, but I’m not sure where.  Can Entech help me locate it?

A. Yes, Entech uses a magnetometer to scan the property and locate any metal objects in the ground.

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Q. How much will it cost to remove my oil tank?

A. Estimates vary based on the location and size of tank.  Please feel free to use our online quote request so we can schedule an appointment to give you an accurate price.

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Q. Is it better to remove an underground tank or abandon it in place?

A. Entech recommends removing your oil tank in most situations in order to reduce your environmental liabilities.

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Q. How long does a tank removal and installation take?

A. It typically takes one day for each service.

Q. After my tank is removed, what happens to the hole left behind?

A. The void from where the underground tank was located will be filled with certified clean fill material.   The rest of the excavation is topped off with the soil previously positioned above the tank.

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Q. Where can an aboveground storage tank be placed?

A. An aboveground storage tank can be installed on the inside or outside of a home, so long as the tank’s vent is at least two feet away from a window or doorway and the tank’s body is at least five feet away from a point of ignition (such as a water heater or  furnace).

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Q. Are there different sizes of aboveground storage tanks?

A. Yes.  It depends on if you choose to go with a single or double wall tank, but the most common sizes are 275-, 330- and 400- gallons.

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Q. Do I need to be home during the removal or installation of my oil tank?

A. Yes, residents need to be home for both an oil tank removal and aboveground oil tank installation. Our crew needs access to the oil lines inside the home in order to get the new tank in working order, and final payment for the project is due the date of completion.

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Q. Will my sidewalk/driveway/retaining wall/deck be damaged?

A. This depends on the location of your underground storage tank.  During an initial site visit, an Entech representative will discuss with you any concerns regarding obtaining clear access to the tank.

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Q. Who determines if my tank is leaking?

A. An inspector from your local municipal office will be on-site to examine the removed oil tank.

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Q. My tank leaked.  Now what do I do?

A. First, contact all applicable insurance companies (homeowner’s, tank, etc) and inform them of the situation so they can open a claim number for you.  Second, you are required to contact the NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) to report the potential discharge and receive a case number.  Third, contact a licensed environmental professional (like The Entech Group, Inc.) to determine the next best course of action.

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Q. Do you remove the tank from my property or do I need to dispose of it?

A. If the tank has no visible holes and passes inspection from your local government official, Entech will remove your for disposal tank that day.  However, if tank has holes and fails inspection, we recommend leaving it on the property for the homeowner’s insurance company to investigate.

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Q. If Entech removes the tank and it leaks, what does Entech do?

A. We first inform the homeowners of the problem and advise them to call both their insurance company and the NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection).  After this, we talk with the homeowners and go over their best options regarding soil sampling and remediation.

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Q. Can you transfer oil from one tank to another?

A. We do our best to transfer as much oil as possible, but there is always some amount of sludge along the bottom of your oil tank that cannot be transferred and therefore will be disposed of.

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Insurance Related Info:

Q. Who contacts my insurance company?

A. The homeowners are responsible for contacting their insurance company prior to the start of the services.

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Q. How do I know if my homeowner’s policy covers a leaking tank?

A. It is the homeowners’ responsibility to contact any tank or homeowner insurance companies to obtain information regarding their tank coverage.

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Grant Related Info:

Q. Who is eligible for a grant?

Update: NJDEP Oil Tank Grant Program – Paused

As of May 4th 2011

The Entech Group received a letter May 3rd, 2011 from the NJEDA / NJDEP concerning the UST Grant Program which was distributed state-wide to companies certified to perform oil tank removals in NJ. The subject of their letter was “The Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade and Closure Fund (UST Fund)”. This program was greatly beneficial to homeowners looking for underground oil tanks removal in NJ because you were able to get tank removal services at little to no cost. The letter explains that there are insufficient funds for the program, and as a result there is a hold and possible cancellation of the grant funding programs. Effective May 3, 2011, new UST Fund applications for the non-leaking tank program will not be processed, however, applications for the leaking tank program will be date stamped and held until if and when sufficient funds become available. For more information, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/finance/ustfund


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The Entech Group, Inc.
Office: 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 265, Denville, NJ 07834
Office: 202 Hamilton Blvd., South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: 800-571-8661
Email: info@entechgroupinc.com